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Old 23rd September 2013
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Originally Posted by SoSueMe View Post
Oh, and running the mics through a passive splitter like the Radial is a total fail. This is because it is not true isolation and one preamp will influence the other, and I can prove this.

One way to observe this phenomenon is to compare two preamps, one of which has controls that can change the impedance or switch transformers on the fly. When making these changes, listen to the sound of the other preamp and you'll notice the sound of it will change. I've done this test many times with the APA Juggernaut Twin.
Yeah, I had the impression that this will be the case, although I've never tested it. The naive image of a signal flowing through an amplifier from input to output is simply incorrect. It's more like circles that act as loads for each other (to put it in very layman's terms).

I won't use the splitter!

I intend to include at least some stereo recordings in the test, and maybe add some mono sources.